maybe a quasar at 9 o'clock
by Budgieye moderator
If it is a #quad red quasar, that would be good. Red quasars are the most distant galaxies that we can see, about 9/10 away across the Universe.
by anupreeta scientist, admin
Thanks JKD for posting and Budgieye for bringing this to our attention.
I had a closer look at the image. I am afraid that the red blobs don't look like quasars - the three fainter ones are almost certainly not, in my opinion. Red quasars would have been certainly exciting.
But I'm skeptical of this being a quad or even a double lensed quasar system. This could be some complicated lensed image configuration of a distant red galaxy or just a chance coincidence of red objects. I doubt if these red objects are associated with the bluish galaxy. We will have to subtract the emission from the blue galaxy and see what's underneath but I am not too hopeful..
only possible quasar at 8, bright blob in all bands.
Some straight dash at 5, others too faint in i-band.